Gut Rumbles
 

April 13, 2005

in the mail

I didn't use my extension on my income taxes. I paid what I owed and it hurt like hell to do it. But I was faced with three options, none of which was pleasant.

#1--- Don't file at all and hope the government is too incompetent to notice. Now, that was a viable option. I KNOW how incompentent government is, and I may have gotten away with that stunt if I tried. But the picture of Al Capone being hauled off to jail kept flashing through my mind. I don't want to go to jail.

#2--- Lie like a dog. Just file the short form and rely on government incompetence to miss things I didn't hand them on a silver platter. That ALSO was a viable option. But that picture of Al Capone going to jail kept flashing through my mind. I don't want to go to jail.

#3--- Pay the sumbitches. Let the Federal Government take more than half of everything I worked for my entire life to achieve. Don't ask questions. Just pay the man. It's no different from paying child support to a shit-ass woman who won't let me see my son. I know when I'm fucked, and it's just money after all.

I chose door #3.

Comments

Good move Rob. I chose door number 1 a few years back. Got away with it for a few years. When they catch you, bend over and drop trou. It's gonna hurt.

Posted by: Ed on April 13, 2005 09:36 AM

Even so, somebody owes you for that $58,000 mistake Kerr-McGee made. Get after them with torches, pitchforks and bloodhounds 'til you get restitution -- maybe you can sue them for the tax liability they inflicted, and some punitive damages too.

Well, maybe not punitive damages -- that'll just get the IRS after you again.

Posted by: McGehee on April 13, 2005 10:04 AM

That was my thought. The company goofed in a big way and they owe you. Get 'em. Don't wait. At the very least, get them in trouble for it if there's a way, even if you can't collect your losses from them.

Posted by: Jay on April 13, 2005 10:33 AM

Can you stop payment on the check and flee down to Costa Rica? Maybe open Acidman's Tikki Bar and Beach Blog.

Posted by: Joe on April 13, 2005 10:54 AM

That will all change if we move to a spending tax instead of income and all that bullcrap. The thrifty, money saving kind will be ahead.

Posted by: Jehhk on April 13, 2005 11:02 AM

Ain't it hell supporting TWO bitches?

Posted by: Brett on April 13, 2005 11:42 AM

"It's just money after all..."

Oh Gawd.
I am gonna go hang myself, now.
(Money is the one thing that can save Eric and the one thing I'll never have enough of for a lawyer... God help me. Please.)

I can't ever get that thought outta my head to begin with...
What some fortunate people look at as "pocket change" could literally "change" my life... for the better, for a change.

Hang in there, Honey and just remember... it could be worse.
You could be like ME. (ie: "In the shit" AND broke. No chance to even try to fix "the shit"...)

*hugs*

Posted by: Stevie on April 13, 2005 11:56 AM

Hmmmm . . .

http://www.supremelaw.org/sls/31answers.htm

FYI

Posted by: jb on April 13, 2005 12:32 PM

Dana

Except for that one little word "freedom" . . . you summed up the situation perfectly.

Posted by: jb on April 13, 2005 12:48 PM

http://www.supremelaw.org/sls/31answers.htm

The link alleges there has never been found an "organic act" establishing the IRS.

Apparently they were unable to discover the Internal Revenue Act of 1939.

Posted by: McGehee on April 13, 2005 03:02 PM

That's just JB being JB. Try NOT paying those bastards and see how far his argument lasts in court.

I'll send him cookies in jail.

Posted by: Acidman on April 13, 2005 03:59 PM

Hey--

Cut me some slack this time! I'm not ranting at all.

:-) But if one goes through the entire site I listed above, it will expose everything, including the Internal Revenue Act of 1939.

It happens because "we the people" let them do it to us. They rule us in fear of punishment, and we, who are supposed to be in charge of our government, instead cower in fear to a Puerto Rican collection racket.

I guess that's American, right?

Just me being me and all . . .

Posted by: jb on April 13, 2005 09:04 PM

Puerto Ricans, eh?

Well, at least it's a novel bogeyman. Da Jooooooz were getting to be a bit boring.

Posted by: McGehee on April 13, 2005 10:00 PM

MCGEHEE

Don't be such a simple ass, ok? For the sake of intellectual honesty, go read and learn something--if only how to argue on the basis of fact.

That comment you made was asinine, worthy of a 9th grader who was failing both history and current events at the same time.

And if you want to accuse me of anti-semitism, or any other form of bigotry your OWN words just exhibited . . .

Then present your proof . . . but then, of course . . .

You have no proof . . .

Government makes you its slave by speaking exactly as YOU did. Do you understand that connection?

I am an American I am not too lazy to fully investigate why Americans are held hostage to a government the American Revolution was fought to prevent.

At least try three seconds of research before your jaw gets jacked to speak, ok?

Yes. Puerto Rico. Go read, and learn, and quit trying to be witty until you can marshall together a few facts.

:-) All the best

Posted by: jb on April 13, 2005 11:01 PM

I used to know a JB. Craziest mutherfucker I ever worked with.
He used to come to work with a .22 and whack rats at the dumpster with it, before coffee. He drank even more alcohol than I did. We didn't do coffee very well. The rat population declined though. This was a very interesting job.
You related?

Posted by: Horrabin's Mistakes on April 13, 2005 11:32 PM

iPay the sumbitches. Let the Federal Government take more than half of everything I worked for my entire life to achieve. Don't ask questions. Just pay the man. It's no different from paying child support to a shit-ass woman who won't let me see my son. I know when I'm fucked, and it's just money after all.

You live in the greatest nation on Earth. It's your priviledge to be here. Paying your taxes is the least you can do for your country.

Posted by: carla on April 14, 2005 10:22 PM

Some day, some day, I want to see some value from the federal shakedown.

We can't even get a decent road anymore.

Keep the defense budget and refund the rest, especially congressional salaries.

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